Recreational and commercial fisheries are multi-billion dollar industries in Florida. Increasing demands for both high-quality seafood products and memorable recreational fishing opportunities have placed increased pressure on the stocks of finfish and shellfish species which inhabit the coastal waters of Florida. This increase pressure creates a need for more effective fisheries management programs.

In addition to collaborating with fisheries managers, Florida Sea Grant:

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Artificial Reefs

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide

Florida Friendly Fishing

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Caribbean

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Catch and Release

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Barotrauma

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Scalloping

sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area

Aquaculture

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Funded Projects

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Publications

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GOM and SA Greater Amberjack Research Program

Visioning Component

Red snapper underwater with seaqualizer

Return 'Em Right

Faculty and Staff

Holly Abeels
Extension Agent

Brevard County
Betty Staugler
Extension Agent

Charlotte County
fisheries
Ed Camp
Extension Specialist
Fisheries Research
edvcamp@ufl.edu
Bill Lindberg
Specialist

Artificial reefs
John Stevely
Extension Agent, Emeritus fisheries
Angela Collins
Extension Agent
Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties